Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 11, 2013

Obituaries: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Rebecca ‘Becky’ Walters Bennett

HORSE CAVE – Rebecca “Becky” Walters Bennett, 74, of Horse Cave, passed away Thursday Oct. 10, 2013, at her home.

She was a native of Hart County and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church, and was a retired customer service rep and clerk for Walmart Corporation. Becky was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Martin Walters and Ella Highbaugh Walters; her husband, Gerald Bennett; a daughter, Marquita Carroll; a son, Jason Bennett; three grand-children and a brother, Melvin Thomas Walters.

Becky is survived by one daughter, Talma Springer and her husband Jim, of Ventura, Calif.; one son, Scott West and his wife Pam, of Park City; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronnie Dewayne “Wayne” Walters and his wife Mary, of Elizabethtown; two nieces and a host of special friends and neighbors.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 14, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday and after 9 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association.


Wilma Norris Fields

GLASGOW – Wilma Norris Fields, 88, of Glasgow, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.

Wilma was born on May 28, 1925, in Cumberland County, to the late Creed Thomas Norris and Mary Kate Harvey Norris. On Nov. 25, 1941, she married the love of her life, Jessie M. Fields, who preceded her in death 15 years ago. Mrs. Fields was a devout Christian of the Methodist faith and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for the senior members for more than 40 years. She loved her Lord and reading her bible.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James Norris, Junior Norris and Malcolm Norris; and four sisters, Ruby Clark, Rebecca Polston, Betty Corey and Brenda Harris.

Survivors include two daughters, DiAnn Williams and her husband Paul, of Glasgow, and Virginia Miller and her husband Larry, of Glasgow; two granddaughters, Renay Wittenauer and her husband Walt, of Augusta, S.C. and Crystal Harrison and her husband Rex Allen, of Glasgow; two grandsons, Jessie Miller and his wife Katie, of Marion, N.C. and Rhyne Miller, of Glasgow; two great-grandchildren, Ty and Morgan Goyne; two sisters, Juanita Conley, of Greenwood, Ind. and Kathy Faye Armstrong and her husband Jerry, of Burkesville; two brothers, Samuel Norris, of Burkesville, and Billy H. Norris of Gosport, Ind.; two step-brothers, Donald Wright, of Florida, and Rondal Wright, of Anderson, Ind.; one step-sister, Mary Ruth Smith, of Burkesville, and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St, Burkesville, with Rev. Freddie Norris and Rev. Neil Jeffries officiating. Burial will be in Dutch Creek Cemetery. The family requests visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

Junior ‘J.V.’ Hawkins

BROWNSVILLE – Junior “J.V.” Hawkins, 87, of Brownsville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Brownsville.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, a retired maintenance supervisor at Mammoth Cave National Park, a carpenter and member and deacon at Beaver Dam Chapel United Baptist Church.

The Edmonson County native was the son of the late James Riley Hawkins and the late Ada Buckingham Hawkins and the husband of Ruth Ray Hawkins.

He is survived by two sons, Dennis Hawkins (Mary), of Park City, and Larry Hawkins (Marsha) of Pig; six grandchildren, Tammy Atwell (Russell), Christy Dunn (Frank), Jarrod Hawkins (Beth), Laura Houchens (Chris), Jason Hawkins (Courtney) and Lisa Bale (Les) and seven great-grandchildren, Morgan Atwell, Alex Hawkins, Tyler Atwell, Julia Hawkins, Jackson Houchens, Alana Houchens and Ava Bale.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 and 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home with burial in Hawkins Cemetery.

Marvin ‘Bubba’ Wayne Perry

MUNFORDVILLE – Marvin “Bubba” Wayne Perry, 50, of Munfordville, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at his home in Munfordville.

He was the son of the late Henry Perry and the late Gladys Waggoner Perry.

The family received friends on Friday, Oct. 11, at Brooks Funeral Home, Munfordville. Visitation will continue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Morning Star Baptist Church, Munfordville. Funeral service will be at Morning Star Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. Warner Fishback and Rev. Keith Rowlett officiating. Interment will be at Perry Family Cemetery, Canmer.


CUB RUN – Loretta Burba, 83, of Cub Run, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at her residence in Cub Run. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Brooks Funeral Home. Interment will be in Union Light Cemetery, Mammoth Cave.

HORSE CAVE – Margaret Seymour Davis, 87, of Horse Cave, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Winn Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral service in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

TOMPKINSVILLE – Mary Jane Carter Monday, 87, of Tompkinsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at her home in Tompkinsville. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Strode Funeral Home. Burial will be in Smith, Monday and Ross Cemetery in Monroe County. Memorials are suggested to Smith, Monday and Ross Cemetery.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Ralph Douglas Smith, 88, of Evansville, Ind., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Gateway Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, Ind. 47711. Burial will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery where the Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites.